September in Review

-Continued my birthday fun with DQ blizzards, baked ziti, and dress like a cowboy day at work (plus a sweet serenade by a cute first grade class)
-Dinners with friends for my birthday and plus a fun surprise dinner at Mexican Sugar for Megan's birthday
-Lots of learning through Junior League with a weekend-long workshop for Facilitative Leadership training, a graphic skills class, and my 2nd book club meeting for All the Light We Cannot See - an awesome WWII historical fiction read
-September in McKinney = Oktoberfest, we visited the square Friday and Saturday for German fun, and hosted our first Oktoberfest party Saturday night for a crew of 20 now that we're just down the street

Around Downtown Challenge
-No new spots but return trips to Patina Green, Bayou Jack's, and the Pantry... and 8 more places left before 2015

Around the House
-Bought/assembled a small composting bin behind the garage
-Replaced switches and sockets from cream to white downstairs
-Replanted sego palm from Shannon+Andy and converted old pot into hose holder
-Updated upstairs bathroom with new shower curtain, towel holder, and accessories for guests
-Uprooted and returned dead plants (4 germanders and 3 big holly bushes) to Lowe’s and Home Depot - boo for dead plants but yay for the one-year guarantee
-Replanted potted the hostas in containers to the side yard and added 2 petunias and 3 pansy pots for the winter
-Matt started raking and collecting fallen leaves, the bagged leaf count is up to 7 and it's barely begun